Well, we made it. Day 28 of the 28 day reading challenge. I know it has been hard, but I hope it has been rewarding. My reason for doing the challenge was more than just wanting to share a reading experience together, but it was also to try to help you instill a habit of reading God's Word each day. It is not always easy to pick up yourself and no where to start, so I hope this has been helpful. I may try to do another one through the book of Acts as I teach the SENT series. Give me your feedback as to whether this was meaningful for you or not.
Today's reading comes from 2 Samuel 24
Kind of a wild way to see this reading challenge close. We see David take a census and later come to realize that he has sinned by doing so. I find it interesting that he had a choice of three punishments that God would carry out against him. Here's what this reminds me of: though we have been forgiven of our sins and they will not be held against us on the day of judgment because of Jesus, we still will suffer earthly consequences for our sins. This passage is a powerful reminder of sins consequences. David builds the altar to sacrifice before God and stop the plague, but it seems David is not the same guy we have come to love earlier in the story. We must always stay close to God and not stray, for we all are prone to wander and lead our ourselves, rather than be lead by God.
What were your thoughts? Thanks again for joining the conversation!